Casio’s bluetooth G-Shock pairs with iPhone, will alert you of incoming calls and emails

Smart watches have been gaining traction over two years and the latest to emerge is Casio’s ever reliable G-SHOCK, or more specially, the GB6900AA Series. Aside from the accustomed features like resistance to shock and water, this Bluetooth 4.0 will pair with an iPhone and G-SHOCK+ app (iPhone 4S and 5) for automatic time sync, alerts for incoming calls and emails, and a Find Me function to help you locate your misplaced/out-of-range iPhone. As for the battery life, thanks to the lower power consumption of BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy), users will get approximately 2 years on a single button-cell battery – this is assuming that the bluetooth function is used for 12 hours per day. Impressive.

The GB6900 retails for $180 and is available at select Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom and Tourneau. Check out the video trailers and specifications after the break.

Main Specs

  • Mineral Glass
  • Shock Resistant
  • 200-meter water resistance
  • Case / bezel material: Resin
  • Resin Band
    • LED Backlight (Super Illuminator)
      Selectable illumination duration, afterglow
    • World time 35 time zones (100 cities + coordinated universal time), city name display, daylight saving on/off
    • 1/100-second stopwatch
      Measuring capacity: 23:59’59.99′
      Measuring modes: Elapsed time, split time, 1st-2nd place times
    • Countdown timer
      Measuring unit: 1 second
      Input range: 1 minute to 24 hours (1-minute increments and 1-hour increments)
    • 5 alarms (daily or one-time)
    • Hourly time signal
    • Mobile link (Function linking using Bluetooth(r) v4.0 wireless communication)
    • Vibrator
    • Tap function
    • Full auto-calendar (to year 2099)
    • 12/24-hour format
    • Button operation tone on/off
    • Power Saving (Mobile Link turns off automatically after a fixed amount of time to save power.)
    • Low battery warning (A warning appears on the display whenever battery power drops below a certain level.)
    • Regular timekeeping: Hour, minutes, seconds, pm, month, date, day
    • Accuracy: ±15 seconds per month
    • Approximate battery operating time:2 years on CR2032
      (Mobile Link used 12 hours a day.) *Incoming call alert: 3 times/day *Incoming mail, other event alert: 10 times/day *Light: Once (1.5 seconds)/day *Alarm: 10 seconds/day
  • Dimensions/weight: 53.2 x 50 x 17.7/64g

Read more about the G-Shock GB6900AA here at gshock.com

[via Engadget]

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